Wake Christian is the host of the 2011 Bulldogs First Pitch Softball tournament that begins on Thursday and concludes on Saturday.
CARY - Just as soon as underdog Halifax Academy rallied to briefly hold the lead early in the fourth quarter, what Vikings coach Brian Biggerstaff feared the most happened.
Cary Christian star runningback Sam Casucci broke away for touchdown runs of 49, 45, and 96 yards in the final quarter to lift the Knights to a 48-34 win in the NCISAA eight-man football playoffs. Cary (8-2) is seeded second behind Raleigh Word of God. The Knights will host either Northeast Academy or St. David's next week in the state semi-finals.
Raleigh Word of God will play its first regular-season home football game Friday night against Halifax Academy.
Word of God playing its home games at North Garner Middle School, which is eight miles from Word of God.
“At a lot of our games, we’d have the team, a few moms and dads and a handful of students,” said Word of God coach James Jenkins.
RALEIGH — St. David’s defense couldn’t handle Halifax Academy’s rushing game in the eight-man football opener for both teams. Halifax rolled up 373 yards on the ground. St. David’s quarterback Forrest Brandt completed 14 of 34 passes for 312 yards in the loss.
Rushes-yards 26-143 58-373
Comp-Att-yards 14-34-312 4-7-107
Rushing: SDA—F.Brandt 17-77, R.McMillan 8-69; HXA—P.Meyers 25-173, R.Rawlins 27-185.
Passing: SDA—F.Brandt 14-34-312-1; HXA—P.Meyers 3-5-107-1.
Receiving: SDA—W.Brewer 8-179, S.Bridgers 1-38, R.McMillan 5-95; HXA—R.Rawlins 1-39.